MLB Matchups  >>  Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Preview 05/20/2013

A winning streak will be on the line for the Oakland Athletics on Monday when they battle the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark.

Bartolo Colon will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Colon is 3-2 this season with a 4.56 ERA.

The Rangers will counter Colon with Josh Lindblom. Righthander Lindblom has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.
The Athletics were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Texas won its last outing, a 11-8 result against the Tigers on May 19. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (19) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Oakland has won 3 straight games.
Texas has won 2 straight games.

Oakland: 23-22 SU
Texas: 29-15 SU
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland's last 23 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games at home
Texas is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Oakland

Texas home to Oakland, Tuesday, May 21